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Orange Chicken

Panda Express Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken in a takeout box

Panda Express Orange Chicken

Nutrition facts from the Panda Express website

Panda Express Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken Copycat #1

Panda Express Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken Copycat #2

The most famous dish at Panda Express is the Orange Chicken. Inspired by flavors of the Hunan Province in China, Chef Andy Kho developed it in 1987, and it has been a consistent part of the menu ever since. Distinguished with its orange-flavored chili sauce, it has spawned several 'copycat' recipes.

 

While the orange chicken is one of the most famous Chinese dishes in America, it is a purely American invention, with no authentic Chinese resturants or restaurants in China serving this dish.